Easter is something worth celebrating. Shout from the rooftops, “He is Risen!” It is also a time I use to document my family each year. Easter photos have become a tradition my kids know about and expect, but also don’t fight me because I keep it light, fun, quick, and easy (and there are yummy treats for all).
As a Seattle photographer, I am giving you three simple Easter photos tips. You can do this, too!
The first Easter photo tip is to have your children line up next to each other.
If they are standing, have them pretend they are standing on a rope. Or have them sit on a stair with their booties all next to each other.
This not only helps get them closer together, but will help you get everyone in focus.
Your goal for Easter photos is to ensure your kids feel connected in the photos. I like to tell my kids to line up like they are on a tightrope if they are standing for Easter photos.
Next, give your kids something to do.
Sitting and smiling for the camera is ZERO fun. So make it fun for Easter photos. Sing a song together, give them a prompt like “let’s yell Happy Easter so that the neighbors can hear us!” Or give them those candy eggs with candy in them to shake, shake, shake.
You can also have them hug in, dance together, spin in a circle, or sway. This Easter photo tip is about letting them focus on something other than sitting still for a photo.
This makes it fun for them while creating movement and natural smiles.
Finally, get in the Easter photos, too!
Easter is a time where everyone gets dressed up. You were, not only, there too, but you likely were the one who got everyone ready. Try handing off the camera to your partner and hop in the Easter photo with the kids. You could also set up a tripod and both you both to be in the picture. Either way, you won’t regret it. (Trust me, just looking back at these a couple years later and I’m swooning at my little family back then!).
Bonus tip: Even when you’re in the frame, give the kids something to do. You can still sing with them, or ask them to give you the biggest hug they’ve ever given you.
Now you’re ready to take laid back and beautiful Easter photos with your kids. Remember, you don’t have to take your photos on Easter to count as Easter photos. Make it a fun date, get a little dressed up (or keep it casual) and take some photos with your kids. I promise you won’t regret taking photos.
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